Fussie Cat Information
Fussie Cat is a smaller premium cat food brand that focuses on producing meat-centered cat food recipes. The brand is relatively young in age but is quickly establishing itself as popular among cat owners.
Their website details their approach, including focusing on areas such as palatability, putting meat first in the ingredient list, including minimal portions of carbohydrates, and ensuring there is sufficient moisture present.
Fussie Cat products are produced by Pets Global Inc, which is a US company based in California. Fussie Cat owns several other pet food brands, including Zignature, Inception Pet Foods, and Essence Pet Foods.
At first, it was not clear to us where Fussie Cat’s recipes were produced, but we did manage to find a source that claims that their wet cat food recipes are produced by an FDA-registered kitchen in Thailand.
While this may alarm some, it is actually surprisingly common for wet cat food brands, and other well-known brands such as Weruva also have facilities in east Asia.
Fussie Cat actually then made a blog post detailing why their food is produced in Thailand, and this post addresses many of the concerns that readers may have. If you are interested in reading this blog post, you can find it here.
However, their dry cat food recipes are made within the United States, although it isn’t clear where this production takes place.
If you are looking to get your hands on Fussie Cat recipes, they are widely available for purchase from physical pet food stores across the United States as well as the large online pet food websites such as Chewy and PetFlow.
Fussie Cat Product Range
Fussie Cat has a large product range of cat food recipes which is similar to in size to its competitors. This range includes both of the most common forms of cat food which is dry cat food and wet/canned cat food.
The dry cat food range from Fussie Cat is much smaller than the wet/canned range and only consists of five recipes.
However, the wet/canned range is substantial and includes close to twenty recipes. Within these twenty recipes includes a large number of different meat or fish ingredients such as Chicken and Tuna.
Some may note that Fussie Cat does not produce recipes specifically designed for kittens or senior cats, but the brand will argue that their products are suitable for all ages and so these niche recipes are not required.
Lastly, Fussie Cat has recently released a cat treat range. These treats are in Puree form which is quite unusual and much less common than traditional crunchy or dry treats.
Fussie Cat Nutrition
The nutrition offered by Fussie Cat recipes varies somewhat but is generally above-average when compared to other cat food brands.
This above-average nutrition consists of above-average proportions of protein and fat and below-average proportions of carbohydrates.
Below is an example of the nutrition provided by a dry cat food recipe from Fussie Cat.
As you can see, the proportion of protein and fat makes up over 70% of the recipe’s nutritional content, with carbohydrates making up just 29%.
A diet high in animal-based protein and fat, such as provided by the above, is critical for cats as they are obligate carnivores, which means they thrive best on a diet low in plant-based ingredients.
If you are interested in learning more about cat nutrition, then we highly recommend you check out our Cat Food Guide.
Fussie Cat Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Fussie Cat uses a modest range of high-quality meat and fish ingredients in its recipes. This range includes some of the cat food industry favorites like Chicken, Turkey, and Tuna.
These ingredients are so popular among cat food brands as they are easy to source, affordable, and can provide excellent nutrition that is high in aniaml-based protein and fat.
At this time, Fussie Cat does not use any less common or unusual meat ingredients in its recipes. Some classic examples of these used by other brands include Rabbit, Venison, and Bison and they are often used in food for pets with severe allergies.
Other Notable Ingredients
Fussie Cat makes use of legume ingredients in its dry food recipes, such as Peas and Chickpeas. These legume ingredients are extremely common in the industry due to their low cost and favorable nutrition.
Legumes can provide carbohydrates, protein, and fiber to a cat’s diet. However, these legumes’ protein content can skew the proportion of animal protein to plant-based protein and confuse cat owners. Ideally, most protein in a cat food recipe would be from animal and fish sources instead.
Pea Flour is a vegetable by-product found in some Fussie Cat Recipes and is not considered by most to be a positive addition to a cat food recipe. It is an incredibly dense source of carbohydrates as it has had the bulk of its protein and fiber removed.
Ingredients such as Pea Flour are often used to mislead consumers about the portion size of an ingredient in a recipe.
You can read more about this concerning tactic in Ingredient Splitting in Pet Food – Exposed.
Fussie Cat makes use of Chicken Fat in its dry cat food recipes, as do many other brands. Chicken Fat is a regular addition to pet food recipes and is used to improve the flavor of a recipe as well as boost the overall animal fat levels.
Chicken Fat is the most popular animal-based fat to add to pet food and is chosen over alternatives as it is low-cost and easy to source.
If you’d like to learn more about Chicken Fat, including whether it can trigger a Chicken allergy, take a read of our article Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Some of Fussie Cat’s recipes include a small portion of Pumpkin as a minor ingredient. Many pet owners supplement their pet’s diet with Pumpkin, thanks to beneficial digestive properties.
These digestive benefits are thanks to the high portion of fiber found in Pumpkin, which is critical to ensuring regular digestion and stools.
However, many fail to mention that Pumpkin doesn’t just provide fiber but also contains carbohydrates and some beneficial vitamins and minerals such as Beta Carotene.
Flaxseed is an excellent plant-based source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids and is commonly found in pet food recipes, including those from Fussie Cat.
These omega fatty acids are believed to provide several health benefits, including improving a cat’s skin and fur as well as a reduction in risk from certain diseases or health problems.
However, many believe that Flaxseed can provide additional benefits from these fatty acids. You can read more about the benefits of Flaxseed in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Carrageenan & Guar Gum are both found in Fussie Cat’s wet cat food recipes in very minor quantities. These ingredients act as binding agents, which means they hold the ingredients of the food together and keep its texture consistent.
However, outside of this binding trait, these ingredients provide little to no nutrition to a cat food recipe.
If you’d like to learn more about Carrageenan and how it is made, check out our article Carrageenan In Dog Food.
Fussie Cat Animal Testing
Fussie Cat provides some information on their stance on animal testing on their website, which is quite unusual.
Here they state their answer to the question – Do you perform any invasive animal testing in developing your products?
“No, and we never will. Our company was founded on the basis of providing delicious, nutritionally correct, value conscious meals for your cat. To fine-tune our recipes, we conduct trials where our food is fed to pets. This is done in a comfortable, stress-free environment for the animals.”
This insight from Fussie Cat is far more than other brands provide who prefer to keep things under wraps. Many smaller brands avoid disclosing information on their testing or trials as they fear customer backlash.
However, others in the industry would argue that this lack of transparency is concerning and that many pet food recipes may not be tested enough to be safe for long-term consumption.
Regardless, we strongly believe that laboratory and invasive animal testing is a cruel and outdated practice and should be eliminated.
Fussie Cat Recalls
Despite Fussie Cat being a relatively young cat food brand, this is impressive and shows that they take their quality and safety processes seriously. We hope they continue these high standards in the coming years and remain a recall-free cat food brand.
Regardless, we always suggest that pet owners remain vigilant of any future recalls of Fussie Cat or any other pet food brand to ensure that their pets remain healthy and safe.
Best of Fussie Cat
Salmon & Chicken Meal Review
The above recipe from Fussie Cat is one of their best dry cat food recipes. It uses a mix of Salmon and Chicken ingredients, both of which are considered high-quality and nutritious.
The Chicken is in meal form, which means it has already had its moisture removed and, as a consequence of this, is incredibly nutritionally dense.
Many pet owners are put off by meat meals, but they shouldn’t be as this density results in far more protein and fat than non-meal ingredients.
The combination of Chicken and Salmon results in an overall protein and fat proportion of 36% and 16%, respectively, which is far above average.
The recipe then uses a modest portion of legume ingredients such as Peas and Chickpeas to provide carbohydrates, additional plant-based protein, and fiber.
While the portion of these plant-based ingredients could be smaller, it is not as large a portion as many of their competitors would use, and as a result, the proportion of carbohydrates is not significant.
Chicken With Chicken Liver Review
While we mentioned a dry cat food recipe first, Fussie Cat is best known for its wet/canned cat food, and the premium range includes some of their best recipes, such as the above Chicken and Chicken Liver.
As you might have guessed, Chicken and Chicken Liver are two of the recipe’s primary ingredients and provide an excellent proportion of protein and fat when combined at 11% and 3%.
However, Chicken Liver also enhances the recipe’s flavor and palatability as well as boosting the level of several beneficial vitamins and minerals that traditional meat cuts lack.
Thankfully the recipe does not have a large portion of plant-based ingredients present but does include a small portion of Pumpkin and Tapioca.
These ingredients are likely present in this recipe as binding agents to help hold the food together consistently, but they may also provide a minor portion of fiber.
Fussie Cat Featured Articles
Best Cat Food Made In The USA – Made in the USA is a widespread phenomenon in the United States and it reaches as far as cat food. In this article, we showcase some of the best US-made cat food recipes including a recipe from Fussie Cat.
Full Fussie Cat Product Range
Dry Cat Food
Salmon & Chicken Meal
Chicken & Turkey Meal
Guineafowl & Turkey Meal
Quail & Duck Meal
Wet Cat Food
Chicken With Duck
Chicken With Egg
Chicken In Gravy
Chicken With Sweet Potato
Chicken And Vegetables
Chicken And Beef
Chicken With Liver
Tuna With Threadfin Bream
Tuna With Smoked Tuna
Tuna With Anchovies
Tuna With Chicken
Tuna With Clams
Tuna With Mussels
Tuna With Ocean Fish
Tuna With Prawns
Tuna With Salmon
Tuna With Shrimp
Tuna With Chicken Liver
Tuna With Chicken Puree
Tuna With Ocean Fish Puree
Tuna With Prawns Puree
Tuna With Salmon Puree
Tuna With Shrimp Puree
Chicken With Duck Puree
Chicken With Vegetables Puree